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Grayson delighted with success

Whites boss thrilled with performance after win at Doncaster

Last Updated: 15/10/11 9:07am

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Simon Grayson was pleased Leeds secured their first away win of the new Championship season with a 3-0 triumph over Doncaster.

The Whites were in control throughout at the Keepmoat as goals from Danny Pugh, Ross McCormack and Tom Lees settled the contest.

Leeds had struggled defensively all season, however, the clean sheet made it back-to-back shut-outs following their 1-0 win over Portsmouth.

Grayson was full of praise for his troops after the full-time whistle, stating they defended from the front right the way through the team, making it a pleasing performance.

Pleasing

"Very pleasing the way that we played, the manner that we played," he told Sky Sports. "I thought we defended very well as individuals. The shape of the team was very good.

"But the one thing that we did when we didn't have the ball was close down and when we closed them down we used the ball very well.

"We looked very dangerous on the counter-attack. We've got some good players who have a lot of confidence and obviously to keep a clean sheet as well was pleasing for everybody. It was a great result for us.

"We've been working hard throughout the season really. It's been down to individual errors. We've got different players that have come into the team and grasped their opportunity. We've been working hard to rectify mistakes.

Determination

"Concentration levels have got to be better and you could see tonight there was a determination to make sure we didn't concede right until the very end.

"When you look at the threats that Doncaster had up front, Parkin and Billy Sharp around the box, players who are prepared to put their bodies on the line, make it difficult for the opposition to get near the box, when we can manage to do that we have players who can hurt the opposition when we got forward.

"We wanted to work and press from the front and put them under pressure. It was right the way through the team, right until the 94th minute. Those two (Andy Keogh and McCormack) to put them under pressure.

"We probably could have scored more goals from open play, two of the goals came from set-plays. I'm delighted to have won the game."

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